ROCKWALL, TX. (June 24, 2014)
Notice: Library will be closed Friday, July 4 for Independence Day.
Why should kids have all the fun?
The Rockwall County Library is offering a FREE Mosaic Workshop for adults at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Learn the basics of mosaics with artist Barbara Dybala as you create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Spots are limited so registration is required. Come by the Rockwall County Library to register or call the Adult Services desk at 972-204-7770 to register for this fun and creative program for adults. All materials will be supplied.
Summer Reading Clubs at the Rockwall County Library
The Rockwall County Library is offering FREE summer reading programs for all ages—babies, children, teens, and adults. More than 2,000 patrons are currently reading for fun and prizes and hundreds are attending one or more of the 16 programs a week. Registration continues through mid-July. The summer programs wrap up on Saturday, August 9, 2014.
Reading for Adults Receives $3,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Rockwall County Reading for Adults Literacy Program a $3,000 grant to support adult literacy.
“Reading for Adults is delighted to partner with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for a common goal of furthering adult literacy and education,” said Carol Cease, Adult Literacy Coordinator. “With the support of corporate sponsors such as the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Reading for Adults seeks to change lives in Rockwall County by providing low-literacy adults with the skills to enhance their career options as well as improve the well-being of their families.”
“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”
Readingfor Adults provides tutoring services to adults in the Rockwall County area for GED test preparation, English as a Second Language, citizenship preparation, and basic literacy. The tutoring services are provided in a classroom setting with classes consisting of a small group or in some cases, a single individual.
Tutors, who work on a completely voluntary basis, provide the tutoring services and the classes are offered on a gratuitous basis.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
About Reading for Adults
Reading for Adults is a program operating under the umbrella of the Friends of the Rockwall County Library and has been serving Rockwall County for over fourteen years. The mission of the program is to promote adult and family literacy in the Rockwall County community by providing literacy level tutoring that enhances communication skills, educational achievement, job performance, career potential, and quality of life. For more information about Reading for Adults and the educational services the program provides, please visit the Literacy Center in the Rockwall County Library or call (972) 204-7705.
About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
Submitted by Gail Threadgill, Rockwall County Library.
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